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Brit's Buddy Has Suit-able Past

10/23/2007 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Looks like Britney Spears' ever-present friend, Sam Lufti aka Lutfi, can tell Brit more than a little bit about being in court.

FOX News reports that Lufti has had numerous tax liens brought against him, and a couple of lawsuits. To wit, he was ordered to pay $34K when a San Francisco cleaning company sued Lufti and a producing partner, but he hasn't, according to records, satisfied the judgment.

A check of IMDb reveals, as FOX points out, that Sam Lutfi's career as a film producer ("Bug Buster" being his magnum opus) ended in 2001.

Foxy Gets Tossed into Solitary


But who's really surprised? The rapperista will be spending the next 76 days in a segregated cell starting Oct. 16 after three rules violations at her prison on Rikers Island.

The New York Post says that Foxy got into it with another inmate on the way to a meal on Oct. 3, and the pair shoved each other. Then, she was verbally abusive to staff and finally refused to take a random drug test, resulting in her punishment.

She'll have an hour a day from her cell. Foxy is serving a year-long sentence for violating her probation stemming from an assault last year.

Halle Berry Has a Jewish Cousin?


Halle Berry is seriously contrite after making an anti-Semitic joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show" on Friday afternoon.

As Page Six reports, Halle was looking at pictures of herself with Jay that were distorted by a computer program. After the first one, in which she has a very large nose, Halle quipped, "Here's where I look like my Jewish cousin." A source says no one laughed, and Jay even said, "I'm glad you said that and not me."

The word "Jewish" was scrubbed from the broadcast, and Halle says she asked Jay to take it out. "I so didn't mean to offend anybody," she says.

Party Favors: GLAAD Calls Dumbledore Outing "Wonderful" ... Robert Goulet in Critical Condition ... Larry David: Art Imitating Divorce


GLAAD is glad that J. K. Rowling has outed headmaster Dumbledore. In a statement to TMZ, GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano says, "It's wonderful that J.K. Rowling would help open readers' eyes to the life and truth of such a beloved character. Rowling's decision to allow readers to see Dumbledore for all of who he is -- and her determination to preserve the authenticity of his character in the films -- will enrich the power of these stories for generations to come." ... Camelot crooner Robert Goulet, 73, is in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. and in need of a lung transplant, reports Vegas Confidential. ... Larry David isn't shying away from his real-life divorce on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" -- his fictional wife Cheryl leaves him after he asks her to hold the phone while the TiVo gets fixed -- even though Cheryl is on a plane that might crash.

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blackgirlwhiteguy    

I am black and my boyfriend is white...he has curly hair and blue eyes and is of German heritage...if he said he got his curly hair from his jewish cousin (he's not Jewish) would that be racist or insensitve as well?

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